Friday, January 7, 2011

Review: Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (Oct. 19, 2010)
Language: English

Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home. The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

My take on things:: I was hooked to this book more so than I was Hush Hush. I think I was more into it because I HAD to know what happened next after I read Hush, Hush! I loved Patch's and Nora's chemistry in the begining!. When things started to fall apart and Nora started to figure out Patch was different it was most definately crazy, because I thought they were like the perfect couple. I was getting frustrated with the situation and really wanted to give Marcie the smack down! From then on I knew there was something to Marcie, because I hoped Patch wasn't being like that on his own free will, lol. =P However,  I do have to say that I did not see that coming.  Don't want to post any spoilers, so def go read this book, well Hush, Hush first, then this one its a little nuts...imo.  Vee is hilarious as always, with her witty comments and poor judgement.  I still am in awe at Rixon, like really?!?! Who would have ever seen that coming? He was the last person I was expecting to be on the "dark side" !! But hey who knows nowadays lol (: anyways, BRING ON  BOOK 3!!